Photo by Michael O’Brien
Part prose, part album, and part photographic essay, Western Skies is a stunning homage to the mythologies of Texas.
Amid a series of road trips across West Texas, Austin-based singer-songwriter Darden Smith found himself writing songs at the wheel and taking Polaroid photographs of the stark and ghostly terrain. Inspired by the spirit of the landscape, Smith scribbled his observations in a notebook and found new life in old lyrics—and between the prose, the music, and the images he captured with his camera, Western Skies came vividly to life.
This beautifully designed and collectible book features everything Smith captured and created during his travels. The perfect companion piece to his latest album, also titled Western Skies, the book collects the sights and sounds of West Texas in a truly immersive and transportive way.